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international midwife assistance, inc
May 31, 2010

This is a non-profit that recognizes and helps in places where childbirth can be a life and death matter all of the time. What I love about this organization is that it works to provide a skilled birth attendant/midwife to women who do not have access to this due to socioeconomic and political circumstances. The organization accomplishes this in ways tailored to the location where it is working. Examples include: a project in Afghanistan that trained midwives who then returned to rural areas to practice and a project in Uganda where financial support and oversight provide a birth center and clinic. Notably in Uganda International Midwife Assistance has provided a model of care where clinical services are provided by an all Ugandan staff with a caring and compassionate approach.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The sheer numbers of women and children that the organization has helped -- in Afghanistan training midwives and in Uganda, providing prenatal care, a safe place to give birth, and basic clinical services with an all Ugandan staff.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get more publicity! The message and mission of this organization are working to prevent women and children from dying from preventable causes.It needs more help to make sure all women have a trained attendant available in childbirth!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Learning about the countries where it has provided assistance. Knowing that there are more trained midwives in Afghanistan and Uganda that are able to help people in their communities because they have received support.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Train a whole lot of midwives throughout the world.

Ways to make it better...

I could have traveled to Uganda as well. I hope to someday.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Enough funding and publicity to make the organization bigger and stronger.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I served on the board of directors and I traveled to Afghanistan to help the organization.